Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity | Journal of the Association for Consumer Research
This is a brilliant article on #farming in #Wales from #ChrisBlake on the #IWA website https://www.iwa.wales/agenda/2020/09/from-feed-in-tariff-to-feeding-tariff-part-1/
Looking forward to part 2 tomorrow.
The United Nations has today launched the 'United in Science' report on #climatechange, published on the website of the World Meteorological Organization
We've created an infographic which shows climate change in five images (at https://afallen.cymru/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Climate-Change-in-5-images.png)
Remember when #DeleteFacebook was trending? Now is the time to finally do it! 💪😎 https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-engineer-quits-accuses-company-of-profiting-off-hate-2020-9?r=DE&IR=T
Here are our recommended alternatives to leave Facebook and Google; Mastodon included of course. 😉 https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail/
As @davidoclubb highlighted in his blog post last year (https://afallen.cymru/2019/11/13/wales-underwater/), #Wales will see significant additional #flooding risk as sea level rise meets increased rainfall intensity. #Newport is likely to be hit hard, and we're pleased to see that the Council is currently discussing the issue. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54011469
Now is the time to plan for a future with great challenges from coast, river and reservoir. Find out how we can help you manage your sustainability journey 🏞️🌊🏘️🏚️ #Cymru
The third consecutive zero in the official #Covid19Cymru figures for deaths masks the fact that new cases are going up. 56 today - the highest for some time. They are dotted all over, and that makes me think that the theory that they are caused by people coming back from holidays is quite likely correct. The good thing about that is that local clusters are not appearing, which suggests test-trace-isolate is working in Cymru.
Total deaths: 1595
7-day Average: 0.43 (3 in the past week)
#Brexit. A 'massive national train wreck' is now in prospect'. Indeed.
Another must-read from Professor #ChrisGrey. https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-preview-of-blame-games.html
It seems as though we can salvage next to nothing from the 'negotiation', bearing in mind the psychology of the UK negotiating team, and their seeming lack of understanding of - for example - the fundamentals of European law.
Watching a lecture about carbon farming and slow fashion today. Pretty interesting stuff.
'Up to 90% of the solar energy invested in carbon by plants on land ends up in the soil, there to be dispersed and dispensed. Managing soil mean managing energy. This perspective expands our view well beyond carbon sequestration; it frames soil as a mediator in energy flows. -Janzen 2014'
Nor-way in the lead on electric vehicles https://inform.wales/t/nor-way-in-the-lead-on-electric-vehicles/1009
The European Environment Agency has updated its data on the number of new electric vehicles purchased in Europe. When analysed as a proportion of the total cars, Norway is the out-and-out leader.
The UK is a mid-table player, but this disguises very large variations by country. Northern Ireland and Wales are both poorly served by rapid-charge infrastructure, which impacts significantly on both local use, and the inclination of electric vehicle users to spend time (particularly on holiday) in those countries.
Welsh Government has recognised this as an issue, and has pledged funding to improve the provision of rapid (and other) charging in Wales.
After years of work, we’re ready to publicly launch the Fair Cobalt Alliance! The FCA unites major industry players and works with the govt of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and civil society partners to address issues in the artisanal mining sector: https://bit.ly/31oOtkA
"Liberation from an entirely imagined oppression is bound to be unsatisfying" lol.
Still...blue passports, right?
Wales' first Partnership for Future Generations 🌱🌻
Co-design | Co-produce | Co-deliver | 🍎🌳🏴
Values-based, including a commitment to your online privacy ✊💻🕵️💗
The independent social network for Wales, the Welsh, and everyone else! | Y rhwydwaith gymdeithasol annibynnol i Gymru. Tŵt is the social media network that puts YOU in charge. No data mining, no silly ads. Your Wales, your voice, join today! Tŵt yw’r rhwydwaith gymdeithasol sy’n rhoi rheolaeth i TI. Dim cloddio data, dim hysbysebion twp. Dy Gymru, dy lais, ymuna heddiw!